FAQ – Sealed Lead Acid

  • What do I do with my old battery?

    An old battery should be recycled. Do not throw away the old battery. Please visit our Recycle Information page by clicking the "Read More" link below for additional information on recycling.

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  • Can you ship outside of the United States?

    Yes, but different terms and conditions apply. Please visit our Shipping Policy page by clicking the "Read More" link below.

  • How do I know if my equipment is bad or the battery is bad?

    Most lead acid batteries require a constant voltage charge of 2.3 volts per cell. A 12 volt battery has 6 cells, a six volt battery has 3 cells. therefore, a float charge of 13.8 volts is the nominal charge for most applications. Rapid or fast chargers typically charge at a

  • Do I need to charge the lead acid battery after I receive it?

    Lead acid batteries should be kept charged as much as possible. A lead acid battery left in a discharged state for over 2 weeks will significantly lose capacity or may not be able to be recharged at all. All of our lead acid batteries are shipped with a 80-90% charge

  • What is the capacity rating and why should I care?

    Capacity is the true measure of the energy storage in the battery. Think of capacity as a gas tank in your car. The bigger (more) the gas tank (Amp Hours or Ah) the longer it will run. For Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries, the capacity is measured at a constant

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